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Economic situation saved Massa’s seat – Keke Rosberg

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(GMM) Felipe Massa may have kept his seat at Ferrari for economic reasons.

That is the view of Keke Rosberg, the 1982 world champion and father of Mercedes race driver Nico.

Keke’s Finnish countryman Mika Salo, a former Ferrari driver, told MTV3 last week he was “surprised” Brazilian Massa kept his seat for 2012 after two consecutively poor seasons.

Massa already had a contract for 2012, but at the end of 2009 – when Kimi Raikkonen was replaced by Fernando Alonso – Ferrari showed it is not afraid of paying handsomely to end a deal.

So is Rosberg also surprised Massa is still Alonso’s teammate?

“I think that’s been influenced by the fact that they burned quite a lot of money with Kimi,” the 63-year-old said.

“They could have again paid off the guy with the contract and taken someone else, but at some point you have to be economically mindful — you can’t always go for the most expensive option,” added Rosberg.

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